Funny, well made, well written, just a really strong 48hours film over all.
Great use of Genre, impressive location and production design.
Well shot, directed, acted. Everyone involved should be supremely proud of this film.
The Doctor/Nurse bit in the middle of the film is fantastic. The pace of the film also is excellent.
My enthusisiam for this film softens slightly at the ending, personally i find the use of sound effect to be a cop out, but that’s when you consider this film in the context of the comp, and as i like to say the best 48hours films stand up totally outside of the comp, which this film does, so in that sense the sound effect is used quite cleverly within the script.
Also the selfaware joke about how you’re probably sick of this sound effect felt cheep, this film was better than that, but it also works in the context of the film. So thats probably just my problem.
The lead actor does a great job, the character is so so watchable and funny, his energy, fear, panic and instance that he hasnt stuck something up his butt is funny, although it starts to verge into gay panic teritory.
What this team has pulled off in 48hours is extremly strong accross the board. ‘Not Again’ is my safe pick for Christchurch City Winner. (So its a city finalist for sure)
I say ‘safe pick’ because its a typical 48hours films in many ways, it’s pure comedy.
I wish that Les Cousins had had the full 7 minutes of years gone past to let this film breathe, i think my niggles with the ending stem from the whole thing wrapping up very quickly.